Monday, May 3, 2010

A Day in the Life of Nicholas is All Riddles

A few weeks ago, the hubby and I very desperately needed a getaway. We reached the point where the noise got too loud, the air got too heavy, and the "to do" list seemed to replicate tasks on its own when we weren't looking. And so we returned to one of our favorite places on earth to relax, refresh, and renew...even if only for a few days. Leaving behind our lists of to dos, we hit the road...

When we're there, we wander a lot. We peek into shops, sit and drink coffee, savor homemade chocolates, sip and swirl wine, walk to the edges of piers, and hike through the parks. We also pop into a lovely little independent bookstore, where the service is friendly, the books are treasured finds, and the owner will sneak you galley copies of yet unpublished reads to keep. They just moved down the street to a cozy little space, where we caught them half unpacked, but welcomed us in just the same. As I browsed, I found a homey comfort in the unorganized shelves of used books; like discovering family heirlooms in your grandmother's dusty attic. The classics: Dr. Seuss, The Hardy Boys, and Little Women, were mixed among Pubs of Ireland and Dinosaur Poems. The shop's character and charm were irresistible, and so its contents get a post of their own. This is also the first sneak peek at my handsome hubby in one of my favorite photos from the trip. Here he is posing with the "Ridiculous Nicholas Riddle Book". His name, of course, is Nicholas, and if you knew him, you may jest that "a day in his life" is, indeed, "all riddles". He does, after all, have a unique sense of humor. So, did we buy that riddle book? You bet your hardcover Nancy Drew series we did! It's bound to be a classic.

More photos from our lovely getaway to come. I figured I'd ration these slices of heaven.


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